A diligent DFL operative must have sent the party's tracker;s footage to Think Progress, a media outlet which pretty much functions as a PR service for progressive organizations and the Democratic Party, but since there's Youtube footage documenting the material, Bluestem will run it.
The entire town hall is available here.
A Republican congressional candidate in a competitive district is promising to try to impeach President Obama because of his new immigration policy protecting one million undocumented students from being deported.
Allen Quist, a former state representative running against Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) in Minnesota’s 1st congressional district, told a town hall late last week that Obama’s recent immigration policy, as well as his decision not to defend in court the Defense of Marriage Act, were both unconstitutional. While some Republicans would cautiously leave the matter there, Quist pressed on, declaring that Obama had committed an impeachable offense. If elected, he promised he would “not only propose it, [he] would argue it to the utmost of my ability and [he] would carry it like a banner to the American public.”
Bluestem looks forward to learning how Quist's rival for the nomination in the August primary, Emo Senator Mike Parry, will go Quist one better in establishing conservative cred on this one. Revoking report cards for the children of undocumented workers?
This isn't the first time Quist has captured national attention for throwing red meat to the conservative GOP base in Southern Minnesota. In January, 2010, covering an earlier Quist bid for Republican endorsement to run against Walz in a slightly different configuration of CD1, MnIndy staff writer Andy Birkey reported that Quist told the Wabasha County Republican's Christmas Party that Defeating liberals a bigger battle than defeating terrorism.
He only gets better with age.
Here's the footage:
Cartoon: Allen Quist by Avidor.